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Posted on Mar 05 2021 in Steuben County REMC
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Members of Steuben County REMC recently awarded $10,000 to three local organizations through the cooperative’s Operation Round Up fund. 

Over 75% of our members round up their electric bills to the nearest dollar. The average contribution by a member per year is $6 with a max contribution of $11.88. These pennies donated by members like you add up to make a huge impact on our local community. 

The 2020 fourth quarter grantees are:

  • American Red Cross for its home fire relief project. The home fire relief program seeks to provide relief to lower income families who are recovering for a home fire.
  • Community Harvest Food Bank for the Steuben County Farm Wagon Project. The farm wagon provides weekly food deliveries/distribution to Steuben County food pantries for Steuben County residents. 
  • McMillen Health Education for its preventative health education for Steuben County youth project. McMillen Health Education will use the funds to provide health education sessions for Steuben County students covering topics from dental care, sex abuse prevention, and general health and wellness. 

Currently not enrolled in Operation Round Up? Call the office at 260-665-3563 today to sign up. 

Apply now for a grant

Steuben County REMC Operation Round Up program is currently accepting applications for grants. This fund is used to benefit the local community and focuses on economic development. Some funded projects include Steuben Mobile Meals, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fremont Youth and Community Outreach and Junior Achievement of Steuben County. 

The voluntary board, composed of Steuben County REMC members, oversees the application and allocation process. 501c(3) organizations can apply at steubenfoundation.org and select the grant portal at the top of the page. 

For more info, contact Britt Holden at 260-665-3563.